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Discussion in 'Warm Water Fishing Inland LP Lakes' started by benster, Apr 19, 2017.
What's the water temperature ?
69 degrees .....water still warm ,fog from warm water and the cold air mornings you cant see the front of the boat its so bad
That was this morning on mullet, Fog Fog fog. only managed one nice eye, gold silver streak 150 on a dipsy targeting the rainbows
Has anyone actually targeting perch?
I konw there are some fatty ones in there ,always wanted to try but I ts to hard to put down the walleye rod
Try drifting with half or small crawlers in 17 to 25 fow on small harnesses. You will catch both walleye and perch . Cut any gobies you catch into strips and use them too. When you find a school, throw a marker and work the area hard.
Fellow Burt Lake Fisherman, well just home from 10 days at the state park and doing some fishing on Burt. The trip started great with very cool; mornings, had a few in the mid 30's. Fishing was so so. Fished the southend going west and getting a few shorts and a perch or two, not keepers. We were working the 20-30' areas and that was a bust. Decided to try deeper waters 42-27' and things picked up get a walleye here and there. After fishing for a few days we decided to use 3 oz. bottom bounces, (we were using 2 oz.) with a slow death hook size #2 with a full crawler and things changed for the better. Fished early 6:30am-9am or so because they turned off just as soon as the sun came up. Areas fished: mainly at the southend out from the state park in that 42-28 depth trolling west, always caught a keeper or two doing that. Fished the area south of the hole in same depth mentioned and caught walleye. Never needed to do the east side by the rocks or by Hoppies and north. Over all had a great trip until the weather warmed up in the 80's making the water temp. to rise. After talking with others we all agreed it needs to cool for a few weeks to get things going again. Hope this helps those who are going there. Good luck....Wishing you tight lines and a limit of fun!
Thanks for the update Moldman.
Good news guys, just locked in fishing Burt lake next Saturday-monday! Hoping to pick up where I left off over Labor day as I just found some good walleye at the end of my trip thanks to some help from here. Are crawlers still a good plan for the eye's? Looks like some some cold nights and cooler days starting Tuesday leading into our trip, hopefully that will be a good thing to get them water temps cooling a bit, if so maybe a crank bait bite?
Keep us posted!
I was up perch fishing this weekend. It was a tough trip as the fish seemed scattered. I think that the heat wave disrupted their patterns.
I have never had to use crawlers. Hot n tots, wiggle warts and DDHJ'S will all work. Try keeping baits in the 12-15 foot range and try 18-40 fow. Zigzag over quick drop offs and find the structure. Let us know how you do, good luck.
Thanks, I have a lot of Tots and plenty DDHJ'S in box. I also have a couple Scatter Rap Deep Husky Jerk's I am planning to run also, any one tried those out yet there?
Ive never tried them on Burt, but I LOVE the scatter rap DHJ's for deeper walleyes. To be honest, I exclusively run scatter rap minnows and scatter rap DHJ's trolling for walleye. My Wally divers and reef runners have been dry all summer. Haven't needed to change.
A good friend of mine, who's an avid walleye angler, busts my nuggets about my SR obsession pretty hard.
Good luck out there!
Been thinking about adding a few Scatter Raps but with all my cranks I have now I have to stop the addiction some where. Go Lakers!!
Any reports thinking about Sunday pms welcome thanks.